Son of Enoch and father of Mahalalel (Ge 5:9,12 [AV Cainan; but Authorized Version margin, like RV, Kenan], 1Ch 1:2). The name Kenan is simply a variation of Cain.
When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan.
When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel.
Kenan, Mahalalel, Jered,
(possession) = CAINAN, the son of Enos.
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